Executive Article Summary
Our brain is a muscle and as a comparison, we would never go to the gym and workout non-stop for hours on end without a break would we?
To keep our focus throughout the day we can either grind through it or be smart and schedule time to break, allowing our brains to recharge.
Key Summary Points:
- High performance knowledge workers have figured out how being intentional about taking breaks improves productivity and the quality of work.
- In the morning hours, break after 90 minutes of work. It turns out how our optimum work and sleep cycles share the same duration at around 90 minutes.
- In the afternoon as decision fatigue starts to set in, break after after around 25 minutes following Pomodoro Cycles.